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VOLUME LXXXII.--NO. 39.
DEATH IN THE FLAMES.
Early Morning Fire in a Five-
Story Tenement House.
POUR AND POSSIBLY FIVE LIVES
Series of Frijrhtfnl Accidents In a Fu
neral Procession at Altoona, lowa—
Stamped© Amona; Carriage Horses,
In Which One Man Was Killed Out
right, Four Persons Fatally Injured
and a Score Badly Bruised.
Special to the Record-Uniox.
New York, Oct. s.—Three persons
Were burned to death early this morning
in a fire in a five-story brick tenement
house in this city, and two others were
The dead are Mrs. Annie Murphy,
fcgod 32; Miss Katie Dunn, aged 22;
tlosephine Ryan, aged five.
John and Martin Toohey. young sons
of Mrs. Murphy by her fust husband,
were fatally injured, and Johnny died in
treat agony at!» o'clock this morning.
Three policemen discovered the fire
Bad immediately broke in tho doors of
the house. The flames and smoke drove
them back. The only stairway in the
house was on fire, and it was impossible
lor the inmates to escape in that way.
Nine families resided in the house, and
each family had an average of three
]'>irders, an aggregate of fifty persons.
The policemen hastened to the fire
escapes on the buliding, and" aided men,
women and children to descend. In this
they were assisted by the iiremen, who
< uiekly answerod the alarm. Tho fire
men rescued Matthew Ryan and his
young children, who were almost over
powered by smoke and unable to help
themselves. One of the firemen on duty
was Matthew Murphy, husband of one
< f the women burned to death. He found
Ids wife burned beyond recognition.
Little Josephine Ryan, the dead woman's
niece, died sunn after being removed from
tno house. Katie Dunn was overcome by
fcmoke and burned to death.
!'h'' lire broke out in an unoccupied
■woodhou.se in the cellar, and tho police
believe it was of incendiary origin.
SKKIES OF ACCIDENTS.
One Killed, Four Fatally Injured and
a Score Bruised.
Dr.s Moinks (la.), Oct. 5.—A series of
frightful accidents occurred in a funeral
procession at Altoona to-day, in which
one man was killed outright, four per
sons were fatally injured and a score
1 raised. A procession of forty carriages
\. ts following the remains of Nichols
1 Icnipstreet from the church to the ceme.
t tv, located some distance from town.
While the procession was winding down
t hill, a team in the rear of. the others got
frightened at a steam thresher and started
t > run. The road,was narrow and the
t am ran into and upset a dozen carriages,
I reakrog six into splinters and scattering
the occupants. Other teams started to
run away, and a panic ensued. Many
women jumped out of their carriages,
only to be trampled on by runaway
Aft.r quiet was restored, it was found
t lat Edwin Diestetl of Altoona was
killed, and Joseph Herdue of (irinuell.
Mrs. J. <>. Mason (aged 70 years), F.
fc. Sayre and Mrs. R. i. Lane of Newton
vere fatally injured. Among the badly
injured were Mrs. James Parker and
His. Isaac Parker, both of Altoona.
Vv, enty others were more or less hurt.
Fair Prices Obtained at Yesterday's
Sales* in the East.
Njew York, Oct. 5. — The Porter
lirothers Company sold to-day at auction,
f>r account of California Fruit Union
Bhippers, Hartlett pears, &» 85(^4 75, aver
age 9$ Whiter Nelns pears, $> (&; Glou
Moroeau pears, |3 'JO; Yellow peaches,
I I : Heath Clings, $1 15; Georgia Late
(lings, Sjcf«;j?l; .Solway peaches, 85e to
fcl lio; Tokays, singles, $1 lo(<x 1 75,
t oubles, |2 u->(«2 30; .Muscats, «oc('.-$l 10,
doubles, 82 ;;0; Morocco. ?1 23; Corai
cbon grapes, singles, Si 70<§ 1 75, doubles,
§J 35(53 45; Purple Damascus grapes,
$1 40: Japan plums, $2 ;*>o.
CHir.\r;o, Oct. s.—The Porter Brothers
Company sold to-day at auction, for ac
count oi California Fruit Union ship
l re, | aches, :.".<•• <Si OS; Bartlett pears,
12 H)<a,:\ 10; Jiuerre Bosc, $2 50; Inierre
I'iels, $1 3.}; Dnchesse, rotten, 7o'cfasl 30;
JMuscats. s-'.e'f $1 if>; Tokays, singles, 80c
t ) £1 7u, doubles, $1 B'J; Corniehoiis, £1 40;
Coes Ijito Red plums, £1 20; Kgg plums,
91 0o(ol 10; German prunes, $1 lO@l X>;
< ros prunes, 91 25@1 15; Silver prunes,
65c@fl 10; Fellenberg prunes, fcl 10(^1 15;
t uinces, jl 45.
Omaha, Oct. s.—The Porter Brothers
Company, agents for the California Fruit
Union, sold two cars of California fruit,
realizing for peaches 90e(5 91; Muscats, 75c
:; Tokays, 91@1 25; Black grapes, 25
AT KANSAS CITY.
Kansas City, Oct. 5. — Giuocchio
Brothers, agents for the California Fruit
1 liion, realized for Tokay grapes, single
crates, 91 (i"'!' 75; single crates Muscats
and other varieties, $1 25@1 50.
St. Louis, Oct. s.—The Gorber Frail
Company, agents fur the California Fruit
Union, realized tor Tokay grapes, $3(<j
a oO; Muscats, double orates, j?2 50<$2 7».
ON THE TURF.
1 csults of Yesterday's Eastern Racing
Ji'.noMi: Pake, Oct. s.—Six furlongs,
Leonawell won, 'Wrestler second, Sleip
let third. Time, 1:1GJ.
One mile, Peter won, LevonSa second,
Cracksman third. Time, 1:45*.
one mile, Kitty T. won. Lizzie second,
Bellevue third. Time, L4s§.
Seven furlongs. Azia won, St. Florian
od, Dagonet third. Time, l:30i.
live fin longs, Airplant won, Temple
second*, lUalto third. Time, i-.v.i.
i Lvefurlongs, Bolmdel Colt won, Grand
Prix second. Dago third. Time. i:u>.
Fourteen hundred yards, Busteed won,
( i\il Service second. Uociucfort third.
Chicago,Oct. .>.—The track was fast.
Six furlongs, Warren Island won. Leland
s nond, Charley Ford third. Time, l:16J.
six furlongs, Espeianza won, Anne
J lizabeth second, Miss Patton third.
Mile and throe-sixteenths, .Silver Lake
won, Quotation second, C— ell third.
1 ime, 2:02 i.
mile, Yo Tambien won, Gulinda
s KOBd, Bob Forester third. Time, 1:41.
Mile ami a sixteenth, Lena Frey won,
lig Tree second, Ed. Leonard* third.
One mile, Gorman won, Ray S. second,
r.lar.e Duke third. Time, 1:44.
Cheney May Succeed Proctor.
New Youk, Oct. 5. — Kx-Govemor
Chenoy of New Hampshire passod
through this city to-day on his way to
Washington, where, according to report,
he will receive from President Harrison
the appointment to tho office of Secretary
of War, to succeed Redfield Proctor.
Army Health Report.
Washington, Oct. s.—Surgeon-Gen
eral Sutherland of the army in his an
nual report speaks of the efliciency of the
hospital corps shown during the Sioux
campaign, and urges an addition of i<3
per month to pay of the privates in this
corps as an inducement to enlisted men
to enter. The general health of the army
is better than last year. All medical offi
cers who refer to the canteen system ap
prove it, with one exception. Surgeon-
General Sutherland recommends a sys
tematic source of athletic exercises at
each post to improve the physique of the
men, as thi.i does not follow the military
Death of General Klrby.
NSW York, Oct. s.—General Patrick
Kirby, aged 64, dropped dead to-day at
his residence here.
General Kirby was a retired merchant,
formerly of California. He was born in
Ireland, and was one of the early pioneers
of California. He was quite wealthy.
Heart disease caused his death.
Quartz Mill Burn^tf.
Deapwood (S. D.), Oct.;").—News has
just been received that at Greenwood a
120-stamp quartz mill, situated in tho
Greenwood mine, fourteen miles from
this city, was destroyed by tire Saturday
night. The origin of the lire is unknown.
The mill was completed in 1884 at a cost
of §150,OUO; insurance, £Ltf),(N.H>.
largest Oil "Well in tho World.
Pittsbuko, Oct. 5. -The Greenleo and
Forest oil well at McDonald, eighteen
miles from hero, was drilled deeper to
day, and the How increased to 14.000 bar
rels a day. This is the largest well ever
struck in America, and is believed
to be the largest in the world.
Damages From Spain.
Washington, Oct. f>.—lt is said the
President will demand indemnity from
Spain for maltreatment suffered by
American missionaries at the hands of
Spanish priests and officers on the Caro
llosculnjr Entombed Miners.
PoTTsviiXE (Pa.), Oct. s.—The work of
rescuing the miners entombed at Richard
son, Saturday night, is still being vigor
ously pushed. There is no hope of find
ing them ulive.
New York, Oct. s.—The steamer La
Touraine. from Havre, brought >%4^S
-000 in gold, and the steamer Kaiser Wit
helm Jr1,000,000 in gold.
Four Tramps Drowned.
MEMPHIS (Term.), Oct. s.—Two freight
cars were run oti a transfer steamer yes
terday and four tramps in them were
drowned in the river.
Washington, Oct. s.—Six hundred and
eighty-two thousand ounces of silver
were purchased to-day, at prices ranging
from .9680 to .i' 7.
SEAL FISHERIES QUESTION.
I A SERIOUS Diri'icri/TY IX TIIE
MATTER POINTED OUT.
Illegitimate Slaughter of Females and
Their Young; in the
Special to the Record-L'xiox.
Washington-, Oct. 5. — Lyman E.
Knapp, Governor of Alaska, in his an
nual report to the Secretary of the Inte
rior, devotes considerable space to tho
seal islands and the seal industry. The
most serious difficulty in the matter,
says the Governor, is the illegitimate
slaughter of females and their young in
J the open sea. There is no doubt that a
I most valuable industry and the fruitful
source of a national income is in danger.
More than one hundred marauding ves
j scls are hovering about the islands in
•. Hearing Sea during the season and large
I numbers of skins are taken. The steamer
I Danube made a special trip to the North
ern Pacific during the latter part of June,
I reaching Victoria on the return July 6th
last, Having on board Dearly 18,000 sea
lskins received from thirty-five sealing
vessels, which it met apparently by ap
j pointment. Those delivering their ear
j goes to ihe Danube were all British ves
The Governor estimates the number of
seals Illegitimately tak< n during the
small part of last season at from ">o,U<lo to
80,000, and the value of the products
Alaska exported during the year was
INVKNTIOATIOXS OF TIIE BRITISH COM
OTTAWA (Ont.), Oct. 6.—Word was re
ceived here by the Department of Marine
t\nd Fisheries trom Victoria. B. C, that
H. M. s. Pheasant brought news from
Benring Sea ot the movements of Powell
and Daw-son, British Commissioners,ln
vestigating the seal fisheries question.
They are at present on board the steamer
Danube, and have been visiting the Com
mander Islands, in Russian waters, to the
j west of Benring Sea. They obtained from
! the Russian authorities permission to
• these islands in order to study the
I movements of seals, and to discover what
truth there is in the thecry that in seasons
when seals are plentiful on St. George's,
St. Paul's and other islands on tho east
ern side of Benring Sea tiny are scarce
on tho Commander Islands, arid vice
versa. This season seals were plentiful.
At the breeding; islands there are millions
of them. At Si. Paul Island fully half a
million seals are in sight. At St. < toorge
[aland, however, the number is not so
great It was found by fastening tin clips
to the tails of young seals that they do
no remain in the vicinity of their native
place, but cross from side to side of iJehr
The Pheasant brings the report that
several female seals were killed during
the suckling season by the commission
ers and their stomachs found to contain
nothing but a little seaweed and pebbles.
This is an important point, and one on
which the commissioners received special
instructions. 1 Hiring the last conference
in Washington Secretary lilaine held
that the most serious reason for tho strin
gent restrictions on taking seals in Bea
ring Sea was that the mot her seals, which
during the suckling season swam fifty
miles every day to the feeding grounds,
would be taken in great Dumbers, and
tho young *eals which they left on the
shore islands would perish unless the
mothers were protected. He said the
r^i-e of seals would thus soon be exter
sir Charles Tupper argued against this;
that, as a matter of fact, the mother seals
never left their young in the suckling
season, during which time the mothers
took no food at all. Secretary Blame rid
iculed this idea as one unheard of in
nautical history, but sir Charles pointed
out that the seal, as a hibernating animal,
had a store of fat on which it could well
subsist for a long time. The report thai
the stomachs of the mother seals were
found empty bears out Tupper's state
The steamer Danube is expected at
Victoria before tho nnd of the week.
SACEAMEISTTO, TUESDAY MOBKTNTGr, OCTOBER G, ISOI.
MRS. FAIR'S WILL.
The Document Admitted to Pro
bate at San Francisco.
THE ESTATE APPRAISED AT OVER
Sensational Testimony Brought Out in
tho Preliminary Inanimation of M.
B. Curtis for the Killing of Officer
Grant—lTomielclo at Vallejo — A
Woodland Grocer's Clerk Attempts
Suicide—Placervillo Hotel Burned.
Special to the Record-UxioXi
Sax Fran.i ;ro, Oct. s.—The -will of
the late Mrs. Theresa Fair was admitted
to probate by Judge Coffey this morn
ing. The testimony of the subscribing
witnesses was taken, together with that
of Judge Mesick, who drew the will. It
was stated that the value of the estate left
by Mrs. Fair was 91,800,000, of which
-'•J,Ouo,UOO is personal property and >y .
j 000 iii real estate.
W. 8. Goodicllov.-, representing James
G. Fair, Jr., and Charles L. Fair, sons of
the deceased, who are left $500 a month
each untii they are 35 years old, when
they get $500,000 each, asked Judge
Me&ick whether he knew of tho existence
i of any other Will than the one presented
for probate. The latter replied that so
! lar as he knew the deceased had never
j made any other will, :.;.t Mr. Goodfellow
nevertheless asked for an order of court
! enabling him to search the box used by
Mrs. Fair at the Safe Deposit vault. He
said he understood 'there was another
j will and that a search would disclose it.
Judge Mesick Btated that he would ren
tier all the assistance in his power, and it
was arranged that Goodfellow, Mesick
and K. V. Dey, Mrs. Fairs Secretary,
should together try to find tlio alleged
later will. Judge Coffey therefore granted
the order of search. In the meantime,
however, the will was admitted to pro
bate and the executors granted letters
testamentary. James G. Fair, Jr., was
in court. It is understood that he be
lieves his mother left another and later
will, in which different provision was
made for him.
KILLING OF OFFICEB GRANT.
Sensational Testimony in the Examina
tion of Curtis.
Sax Fbancisco, Oct. f>.— There was
some sensational testimony in the pre
liminary examination of Actor Maurice
B. Strellinger for the murder of Police
man <;rant. On Saturday last Henry
j Jeronsen, who was formerly employed
by Strellinger as a gardener, identified
the pistol found near the scene of tho
murder as one belonging to .Strellinger.
To-day Jeronsen voluntarily took the
stand and stated that his testimony given
Saturday was false, and that he testified
then through feur of the police to what
they had tv>ld him to say. lie said to-day
that he had never seen a pistol in Strcll
inger*s possession. The nippers found
on Strellinger's wrist were identified as
those belonging to Officer Grant. The
case was postponed for one week.
The Pennant for IS9I Unanimously
Voted to Portland.
Portland (Or.), Oct. s.—The regular
annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest
Baseball League was held here to-day,
President Bnshnell of Taooma in the
i chair. The following directors and rep
j resentatives of the four clubs were pres
j ent: W. A. Hardy of Seattle, President
of the Seattle Club; J. C. Brockenbougfa
of Taooma, John s. Barnes of Spokane*
manager of the Spokane Club: il. T.
Hudson of Portland, Vice-President of
the league and President of ihe Portland
Club, and 8. A. GS-anst of Portland.
It was ordered that the present officers
of ilie league close up all outstanding
mess for the present year. W. E.
| Rockwell of .Seattle, Secretary of the
I ague, was appointed a special umpire
! for the balance of the season of 1891 at a
alary of $500. It was unanimously or
dered that the pennant be delivered to
ihe Portland Club, and they be declared
champions for 1891. A number of exhi
bition games will be played in thiscity,
j and at Tacoma, Seattle and Olympia.
FEUD BETWEEN NEIGHBORS,
Farmer Woods shot in the Abdomen
i>y Farmer Sframs,
Grass Vai.i.kv, Met. s.—Saturday night,
: I Rough and Ready, Farmer Simms shot
Farmer Woods in toe abdomen. Wonts'
j cattle iiad been annoying Simms, and the
j latter warned Woods to keep them home
'or trust to the consequences. It is stated
I Simms then lay in wait for the cattle. It
I happened that Woods' cattle di.i not come
: home, and supposing they were over at
ii;> neighbor's, tin owner started to climb
:< fence for them, when Simms fired, in
| dieting a bad wound. Wood-* was not
j hurt badly enough, however, to prevent
j his giving siniins a severe beating imme
diately thereafter. Simms claims to have
! thought his neighbor one of the cows.
Palo Alto Trotters.
Stockton, Oct. s.—Charles Marvin,
who has the Palo Alto trotters here,
hopes to break two records on the kite
shaped track to-morrow. He will drive
Arion, the two-year-old Electioneer colt,
with a racing record of 2:21, to beat the
world's record for that age, 2:18. With
Bell Bird, a yearling, he expects to beat
I tho world's record for that age, 239|. He
I has eight entries in the find day's pro-
I gramme. He worked Sunoi and Palo
.vita to-day and found them in line con
dition. With good weather he will start
them next week.
Woodland, Oct. f>.—A young grocer's
clerk named Noo, who works in his fath
er's store, attempted suicide this morn
ing, but made an ignominious failure of
it. He stood before the looking-glass in
the ofiiee of the store and placed a pistol
Ito the aide of his head. The aim was bad
and the result was a torn ear and the loss
of a little hair from the back of his head.
Despondency resulting from some love
affair is said to have been tho cause.
Since regaining consciousness the disap
pointed youth refuses to talk.
Sax Francisco, Oct. 5. — Collector
PhelpS to-day opened six cases of alleged
crash towels consigned to Xeuherger,
Keiss iv Co. The first two cases opened
contained crash towels, according to the
invoice, but the remaining cases were
Idled with the finest qualities of velvet.
Another consignment of six cases of
"cotton" will be seized as soon as they
TTIIIIHHOTIII Field and Mountain Fires.
Huknkmk, Oct. 5.—A dry, east wind
has been blowing the last three days and
reports are now coining in of numerous
field and mountain tires. A. J. Bell of
l>as Posos loses a building and grain
valued at 81,000; Charles Willard of Sespi
a mill with bags of beans worth $1,500 ; J.
Silva of Montalo 500 bags of beans worth
91,000. Smaller losses are reported from
several other localities. The total value
of property destroyed will reach §8,000.
Judse Morrow Takes Ills Seat.
San Fraxcisco, Oct. s.—Ex-Congress
man Wflfc'W. Morrow, who was recently
appointed by President Harrison to suc
ceed Ogden lloHnian, deceased, as Judge
of the United States District Court for
this district, tools his seat on the bench
Judge Morrow reviewed the services of
the deceased Juclge at length, and p:iii!
an earnest tributo to the hitter's ability.
Eulogistic addresses were also made by
other members of tho bar.
SrsANVii.LE, Oct. s.—The first fair of
the Thirty-fourth District opened lure
to-day. The weather was fine and the
First race, mile dash, Ottawa won,
Ja.k Dempsey second, lime, l:4ii'.
Second race, trotting, mile and repeat,
J. X 15. won. Time, :1:1S\.
Third race, one and a quarter miles
and repeat. Norman won, Blackbird sec
ond. Time, 2:33jj
A Lablror Killed.
Port Costa, (Jet. s.—James Rilcy, a
laborer, aged 35 years, was killed here to
day. He Avas climbing between two
cars, when the tnun suddenly backed np,
and, as both drawheaus were broken out,
the ends of the cars came within six
indies of each other. In this space he
was caught and badly mashed. He then
fell to the track and had one leg cut off.
Ho lived about an hour.
Homicide at Vallejo.
Vai.lkjo, Oct. s.—Jim Carey wr.s shot
and killed by Alphonzo Wilson hist
night. Wilson was tending bar in a sa
loon and quarreled with Carey, who
threatened to strike him. Wilson took
down a shotgun (torn behind the bar and
tired, killing Carey almost instantly.
Wilson claims that the shooting was acci
The Searles instate.
Sax Fr.Axcisco, Oct. s.—The Public
Administrator has asked Judge Cotley to
settle his final account as special admin
istrator of tha estate qf Mrs. Ilopkins-
S< arles. He states that the estate in Cali
fornia is valued 411 $2,060,000, and the rents
amount to month.
Tlio Ilonring Postponed.
San Rafael, Oct. s.—The preliminary
examination of S. W. Sullivan, charged
with furnishing arms to certain San
<Juentin convicts to aid their escape from
prison, was called to-day in Justice Duf
iicy's court. On motion of defense the
case was postponed till Friday next.
Drowned in a Ditch.
Portland, Oct. s.—The dead body of
Mrs. J. C. Summers, a lady merchant of
this city, was found this morning in a
ditch of running water. The body was
lying face downward and the hands were
tied behind her back. Whether it is a
ease of murder or suicide is yet a matter
Important "Wine Shipment.
Napa, Oct. 5. —A train of ten cars,
loaded with wine, left here for Marseilles.
France, and as each car contains 8,000
gallons the shipment presents an aggre
gate of ;iO,OOO gallons. It is all claret and
is the largest single shipment ever made
from this country to Europe.
Death of Dr. Gaily.
Wat?o.\viij,e, Oct. s.—Dr. Gaily, who
lias been for years a prominent writer in
several magazines of the country and also
a Director of the Insane Asylum at Air
news, died here this afternoon of general
debility. He wasv6s years of age, and has
two surviving children.
School lionds Carried.
HoiXISTKB, Oct. s.—An election was
held here to-day on a proposition of vot
ing $.'X>,OOO bonds for the purpose of erect
ing a new school building in Ilollister.
It resulted in favor of the bonds by over
the required two-thirds majority.
Sax F&AHCISCa, Oct. ,-,.—Congressman
Bynnm of Indiana and Senator Faulkner
spoko to-night on the issues of the com
ing political campaign at a Democratic
meeting which was attended by several
A Plr.eerville Hotel Burned.
Plackrvii.m:, Oct. s.—This afternoon
the Ohio House was destroyed by lire.
A portion of the furniture was saved.
The loss is |10,000; insurance #1,000. The
cause of the tire is not know 11.
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL.
Mrs. E. W. Hale has returned from a
visit to Stockton.
I >. S. Freese and family of Folsom hay
returned from tho mountains.
A. V. Raymond and wife, and Daniel
Flint and wife are at Hay wards, attend
ing the State Grange.
Miss Kva Anil, who had been visiting
at Folsom for the past mouth, has re
turned to San Francisco.
Major John Egan, the well-known
telegraph operator, has returned lroman
extended visit to the East.
Hon. William Johnston, wife and
daughter, loft yesterday for Haywards.
Mr. Johnston goes to attend the session
of the State Grange.
Miss Viola Cornell has gone on an ex
tended visit toSan Francisco and Oakland.
Her friends gave her a farewell surprise
party on Saturday night at her home, 10.3
Yw entie'.h street.
Alex. W. Morrison lias left the city, ac
companied by his wife, for a three
months' visit to his old home, Prescott,
< 'anada. It has been twenty-lour yean
since he was there.
P. A. Blanchard returned to Folsom on
Tuesday from Michigan. Mr. Blanchard
wen; East to attend the Grand Army En
campment at Detroit, and from there
went to visit his parents and other rela
Arrivals at the Golden Eagle Hotel yes
terday: F. a Whetford, H. Bants, Chi
cago; T. I. Ackerman, Yreka; 1?. Hirch
neld, Cincinnati; S. Melvin Butler, wife
and child, Denver, Col.; J. 11. Droste,
St. Louis: Fred Berger, Sol. Smith Rus
sell Company: Miss Mary E. Dunn, < >ro
ville; H. A. Guyon, C. P. Young, W. R,
Moon, New York; F. L. Roberts, Wil
lows; A. M. Clark, Newark, N. J.; Henry
Nool, Miss N'ool, London, Eng.; W. J.
Martin, Oakland; B. F. Fisher, Philadel
phia; J. B. Foster. Chicago; William
Ueckman and wife, Sacramento; 11. 11.
Vincent, Mrs. Foster, A. L. Young, J.
Flacrcheim, San Francisco.
A very pleasant surprise party was ten
dered to Miss Anna Conrad, by her
friends, on Friday evening, at her home,
1402 Q street. The evening was passed
very pleasant in music, games and sing
ing. After partaking of refreshments the
visitors dispersed at a late hour. The fol
lowing were present: Misses Anna Con
rad, Louise J. Conrad, Bertha Conrad,
Mrs. Conrad, Maude Spurgon, Annie
Thompson, Mina Tibbals, Mamie Kim
ball. Ella Welsh, Daisy Patrick, Fanny
Denton, Sadie Jcffery, Grace Pitman,
Minnie Thielbahr, Eva Flint, Ida Web
ster and Jennie Collons; Messrs. Con.
Conrad, Chris. Conrad, Edward F. Lau
rence, Fred. Grasseli, Vance Wilbur,
Walter Davis, I>urt Beasley, Frank
Simons, Peter Lynn, Lonnie Allen, Thos.
Roberts and Oscar Heulett.
Commissioner Morgan Suttmits
His Annual Report.
THE FORCES AT WORK ACCOM
PLISHING BENEFICENT ENDS.
The Commissioner Tliinks tho Time
Has Come for Coufjress to Declare
That Hereafter It Will Xot Recocr
nlzo tho Indians as Competent to
Make War; Tliat Tiny shall Be
Treated Xot as Ucllisercnts, but as
Special to tho ReoOBD-UKTOK.
Washington, Oct. .■"••—The Commis
sioner of Indian Affairs, in his annual
report, says lie thinks the groat forces
now at work the land in severalty,
with its accompanying dissolution of the
tribal relations and the breaking up ol
the reservation, destruction of the agency
system, citizenship and all that belongs
thereto, mdc *~ lence, privilege and
duty, educatit.il, which seeks to bring
the rising generation of Indians into the
right relationship with the age in which
they lire, and pat into their hands tools
by which they may gain for themselves
food and clothing and build for them
elves homes —will, if allowed to continue
undisturbed for a reasonable length oi
time, accomplish their beneficent ends.
The report discusses at length the polit
ical status of the Indians, tracing the
evolution ol tho present policy of dealing
with Indians as wards. After a careful
historical survey, the Commissioner
draws a number of conclusions. Be
thinks the time has com.' fer a declara
tion by Congress to the effect that here
after it will not recognize the Indians as
competent to make war; that they shall
be treated, not as belligerents, but as sub
jects; that the General Government has
the right, both for its own protection,
lor the promotion of public welfare and
tor the good of the Indians, not only to
establish schools in which their children
may be prepared for citizenship, bui also
to use whatever force may be necessary
to secure to Indian children the benefits
of these institutions.
Tiie Commissioner submits that the
time is at hand for an extension over the
Indians of the protection and privileges
Of our conns. Meanwhile the develop
ment on Indian reservations of courts for
Indian offenses, by the perfecting of their
code of procedure and the enlargement of
their jurisdiction, will be helpful ;.> a
preparation for a complete participation
in our common life.
"I venture also to suggest," says the
Commissioner, "whether the time is not
at hand for the passage of an enabling
\et whereby the iive civilised tribes may
form either a Territorial or st:uo Grovern
inent and be represented on tho tioors of
Congress. The time has come When the
Pueblo Indians should be admitted, by a
special Act of Congress, to the enjoy
ment of all rights of citizens of the
United States, according to the principles
of the Constitution as contemplated by
the treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo. The
definite determination by the highest au
thority of the actual political status of the
Indians is necessary as a basis of wise
legislation and to the satisfactory admin
istration of Indian affairs."
After giving an account of the progress
made in the allotment of lands to In
dians during the past year, the Commis
sioner says: "Tins radical and far-reach
ing revolution in the social status of In
dians is making satisfactory progress^
The land in severalty has in it the 'prom
ise and the potency' of good things, bul
only that. In many cases it t brings Un
utterable woe, and in all it is liable to
leave the Indians worse off titan before."
He further says: "1 am not in receipt
of thorough information, nor indeed has
sufficient time elapsed to enable me to
judge of results of the allotment policy,
i have seen nothing during the year,
however, to lead me to change my views
as to its ultimate sue ess."
Regarding the reduction of the reserv
ations, which lias proceeded with great
rapidity during the year, tha report says:
•'While it is possible to push the work
too rapidly, perhaps, I do not hesitate to
say that "the. ultimate destruction of the
entire system of reservations is inevita
ble. There is no place for it in our pies'
ent condition of life.. Millions of acres
of Indian lands now lying absolutely uu
osed are needed as homes for our rapidly
increasing population, and must be sb
utilized. Whatever right and title the
Indians nave in them is subject to and
must yield to the demands of civilization.
They should he protected in the perma
nent possession of all the land that is
necessary for their own support, and
whatever is ceded by them should be
paid for at its fall market value. But it
cinnot be expected, under any circum
stances, that these reservations can re
main intact, hindering the progress of
civilization, requiring an army to protect
them from the encroachments of nome
seekers, and maintaining a perpetual
abode of savagery and animalism."
Tho report discusses at length the sub
ject of Indian education. The enrollment
of Indian pupils for ihe year ended June
.'.utli has been 17,:>2i;, an increase over last
year <>f \JS4S). The amount of Congres
sional appropriation for Indian education
available for tho year to come is nearly
two and one-quarter millions of dollars,
ihe Commissioner regards the education
of Indians us the only solution of the In
Regarding the contract school, the
Commissioner recommends the main
tenance of status quo for the present, but
urges that an appropriation of public
funds for sectarian education is contrary
to the spirit of the Constitution, opposed
to public policy, and ought at an early
day lie discontinued. He expresses
strong appreciation of the missionary
work done among the Indians by the
churches, and thinks the present time is
peculiarly favorable for an increase of
A White Settlement Attacked and
Nearly 200 People Massacred.
Ra:,- Antonio (Texas), Ot. s.—John IT.
Barton, an American, who lor the past
two years has been engaged in the min
ing business near Metzillian, situated in
the State of Hidalgo, Mexico, has arrived
here. He brings information of a bloody
Indian outbreak, which has for some
time been in progress in the district of
Tulamengo, in that State. The trouble
is the outgrowth of a dispute between
several colonies of Spaniards, Germans
and Indians, the new settlers attempting
to settle on the lands of iho natives. The
Indians resisted their attempts to evict
them, and much bloodshed has resulted.
Mr. Parton says that a few days before
his departure a settlement of whites was
attacked by Indians and nearly 200 peo
ple massacred, including men, women
and children. The colonists have ap
pealed to the « ioverninent for protection,
and several battalions of troops are on
their way to the scene of trouble.
Proceedings of the National Conven
Galesburu (111.). Oct. s.—The National
Convention of the Brotherhood of Kail-
way Trainmen met to-day, with the
largest attendance of delegates in its his
tory. (Jrand Master Wilkinson was in
the chair. The forenoon was spent in ex
At tho afternoon session Grand Chief
Clark of the Order of Railway Conduct
or- extended to the convention the greet
ing of his fraternity and spoke enthusi
astic words for the Federation.
Hon. L. s. c'ollin spoke of the necessity
of automatic couplers and other safety
devices. He made a strong appeal to the
convention to admit no drinker to the
Brotherhood, and to urgo total absti
Assistant Grand Chief Ramsev of the
Railway Telegraphers extended greet
ings from his (irder, and was followed by
Senior Vioe-Grand Garretson of the Con
ductors. Clark, Ramsey and Garretson
termed the expulsion of trainmen from
the Supreme Council as unwarranted.
A number of response* were made.
Grand Secretary Sheeban, in tho course
of his speech, criticised the attitude of the
'Prainmen*8 Journal on the Northwestern
trouble. Editor Rogers demanded the
floor to refute Sheehan's statement, but
was ruled out, with the understanding
that he be given a hearing hereafter.
The annual retorts of the officers were
read, that of the Grand Secretary show
ing 4^l lodges with a membership of
about 21,000, a gain of about 0,000 during
Returned to Canada.
DETBOIT, i v;.f>.—H appears that Chong
Sam, who was arrested at Port Huron
and held to answer the charge of violat
ing the Chinese Exclusion Act, and
whom President Harrison ordered re
turned to China, despite the remonstrance
of the British Minister at Washington,
has passe 1 out ofthexxmtrolof the I nited
States authorities. Chong Sam's appeal
to the District Court resulted in a re
versal of the Commissioner's order, or
dering him returned to China, and two
weeks ago Chong was taken to Windsor
under Judge Swan's orders. He i •
Urltisii Bark Wrecked.
Xi:w Yoi;k, Oct. s.—Tho news of the
first disaster as a result of yesterday's
gale came in a dispatch this morning
from st. John. X. I>. U waste tho effect
that the British barkentine MfnnioG.
Elkin was wrecked and that ber crew
aro undoubtedly lost. The barkentine
had on board about twenty people, in
clusive of her officers and the Captain's
wife and baby. August 19th she left St.
John and that was the last ever seen of
her until she was i as-, d bottom up and
abandoned. What became of those on
board is not know n.
Visible supply of Grain.
New Tobk, Oct. &.—Following is a
statement of the visible supply of grain
on Saturday t October sd, as compiled at
the Produce Exchange: Wheat, 27,755,
--(iuu bushels, an increase of 994,01)0; corn,
7,547,000 bushels, a decrease of 1,340,000;
oats, 5,854,000 bushels, an increase of 384,
--000; barley, 1,269,000 bushels, an increase
Special Accent Appointed.
Washington, Oct. s.—James R. De
witt of Washington has been appointed
Special Agent of the Land i >fflce tor sur
veys, and will be assigned to duty in
Washington, Oregon and Montana.
His Side of the Fuller-Kendall
Ho Declares It to Have Been a Dnnina
l>lo Conspiracy Concocted to
In reference to the charges maile
against ex-Judge S. C. Densonbytho
Examiner on Monday, that gentleman's
side of the story was given yesterday in
the Chronicle as follows:
Ex-Judge &C. Denson was found at
his home, iSJOQ Jackson street, yesterday
afternoon. He showed traces of the se
vere mental worry he had experienced
during the past two or three days. Dur
ing the day he held long consultations
with numerous friends, among whom
whs < ihief •! ustice Beatty of the supreme
Court, who is Denson'B brother-in-law.
At first Mr. Benson emphatically de
clined an interview, but finally said:
"I am the victim of a most damnable
conspiracy on the part of four or five men
whose enmity L have incurred because I
am Mr. Whittier's attorney. lam going
to light this thing, and I'll make some of
those fellows smell brimstone before I
get through with them.
"The truth about the whole matter is
this: When Mrs. Fuller separated from
her husband and arranged to sue for a
divorce both Mr. Whittier and myself
were consulted as to what was Puller's
interest in the firm of Whittier, Fuller it
Co., in order that her attorneys might
have some basis on which to figure what
they should ask for as her share of the
community property. It was then I
learned of the causes leading to the sepa
"Then came the published stories, but
I had nothing to do with the publication
of the story in any way.
"When this Kendall woman returned
here a newspaper reporter came to me and
said : 'That Kendall woman is back with
blood in her eye and is going to sue
Puller for damages. She wants a lawyer
and I was going to send her to you.'
"At first I told him 1 would havo
nothing to do with the ease, but after
wards I thought it over and agreed to see
the woman. Well, she came to see me a
number of times and I tried in vain to
get her to state her case. She always
said that she couldn't bear to speak of it
and finally agreed to write out a state
ment of facts and bring it to me. in
stead of doing bo she sent for me to come
to her room and get it. I went for that
purpose Friday. .No sooner was lin the
room than the woman, who was in bed,
began making advances toward me which
could mean but one thing. Up to that
inment 1 had no suspicion she was other
than what she claimed to be, a
woman who had been grossly
wrongod by Fuller. As soon as I
realized what she was attempting to do
1 saw the peril of my position. 1 said to
her, rising to leave the room, 'You will
havo to send me that statement. lam
too busy to wait for it.' In an instant
she sprang from tho bed, threw one arm
around me, and as I broke away from hex
she threw herself back and screamed.
The door connecting with an adjoining
room was Hung open and fo%r men con
fronted me. I admit that for a moment I
was daxed, but I deny emphatically I
made any such admissions or statements
as they allege I made concerning Mr.
Whittier or myself. I made no plea for
mercy and no confession."
Miss 'Kendall could not be seen, nor
could any of the other interested parties,
except Mr. Fuller's attorney, AY. F. Her
rin, who positively refused to say any
thing about the matter or to answer a
single question on the subject.
It is believed Mr. Whittier will return
to the city at once, in which event further
developments in the matter may be
speedily looked for.
The Alert at Yokohama.
Wasiujjotox, Oct. o.—The Navy De
partment was informed to-day by cable
of tho arrival of the United States ship
Alert at Yokohama this morning. She
made a good run across the Pacific, leav
iuff Ounala&'ka on September 10th.
WHOLE NO. 15,592.
AFFAIRS IN CHILE.
Many Candidates in the Field for
the Office of President.
ADMIRAL MONTT BELIEVED TO HAVE
THE INSIDE TRACK
Mm Ist i r Egana (lives tho Junta to I'n
uV:-stand That if fho Authorities
Continue to Maintain Their Pres
ent Attitude, the Friendly IJehUlon*
Between Chile and tho United Mattel
"Will bo Interrupted.
Special fb the Rih-okh-Un ;,>\.
Xt:w YORK, Oet 6.— Advices from Val
paraiso, Chile, under data of Oetefa
says: EleotioD day is drawing near, and
the rumors about the candidates for the
office of President increase in Dumber.
Among those prominently mentioned is
Senor rraraxaveL it is understood, bow
over, that the majority of the leaden are
in favor of tendering the honor to Ad
miral Jorge Montt, who, with Waldo
Siivaand Ramon Barroa Luco, form tho
now widely celebrated Junta deGobeirne.
In fact, it is reported that he has already
been nrged to allow his name to t»
as a candidate. No one could be selected
who could satisfy all the factions as Ad
miral Montt would.
Word has reached here of the ar
rival of the flagship Ban Fran
cisco at Payta, Peru, and of ber
orders from the Americas Goven
to return to Valparaiso, and of her put
ting into Callao harbor on hor return to
this city. Tho news has not been re
ceived pleasantly hero. The Chileans re
gard hor return with undisj
The Chilean Government baa so far
evinced no intention of abandoning its
position that it has a perfect righl to ar
rest persons .is they enter <»r' lea >
precincts of the American Legation. But
while strenuously insisting upon this ab
stract right, the Govemmeni is ai present
making no attempt to put it in praei
Partisans of Balmaceda who took ref
uge under Minister ESgan's roof are still
there, and no arrests have been made
during tho past few
it cannot be learned whether ilio
Government has in contemplation any
plan for asserting in the near future tbo
right of arrest that is claimed, but it is
thought that the present unsatisfactory
situation cannot be of long continuance.
In accordance with instructions re
ceived from the state Department at
Washington. Mr. Efean hs given the
Junta to understand that official notice
that if the Chilean authorities continue
to maintain their present attitude the
friendly relations between Chile and thu
United States will be interrupted. The
Junta's reply to this notice is awaited
with great interest. What Minister
Egan's next ste;> will be in ease tho re
ply is unfavorable is not know n.
A ItOYAI, SCANDAL.
MysjteriOtia Allusions Made Airntnst a
Certain HiKh Persenago.
London, Get. o.— Newspapers here de
nounce the Coroner tor keeping secret the
depositions taken at the inquest as to tho
causo of tho death of Lydla Miller, or
Manton, the actress who committed sui
cide last week. Considerable interest is
being taken in the ease. At the inquest
.Saturday Lord Charles Montague,brother
of the Duke of Manchester, testified t.>
having been on very Intimate terms with
the deceased. Since the inquest, mysteri
ous allusions have been made in the
newspapers to a certain high personage,
understood to be Prince Albert Victor,
the eldest son of the Prince of Wales,
who also is said to have had intimate rela
tions with the dead girl.
The Star says Lord ( 'harle* catno for
ward at the inquest and assumed to bo
a particular friend of the actn SB, in order
to screen another. The Coroner to-day
still refuses access to the depositions
taken, and it is openly Stated that mem
bers of the Coroner's Jury were called
upon to sign a blank paper, instead of the
aiual record of the proceedings. The
Star says the truth hs to the mystery will
never be known, and that it is obvious
another inquest has been hushed up
without good cause.
The Star also says: "When it was
found that she wore a diamond bracelet
as a mark of princely favor, it was quite
certain that everything that money could
do would be done to prevent publicity at
the inquest. Was it because there was a
crime to be concealed ? Or was it because
some exalted personage was involved?—
some person whose feelings could not en
dure the penalty of exposition."
In an interview with <ieorgo Lewis, Q.
C, who watched the inquest upon tho
body, that distinguished lawyer says: "I
know nothing of any attempt to sup
press the testimony. No motive for
the girl's suicide transpired, excepting
that she was highly-strung and subject,
to fits of depression. There was no
suggestion at the inquest that Lord
Charles Montague was not tho real per
Miss Lydia visited the United States as
a member of the London Gaiety Com
pany in ISSB.
THE SUEZ CANAL..
Lord Bei*csford's Koport Causes a Soa
London, Oct. s.—Some excitement and
very marked sensation has been caused
hero by the startling report made bj'
Lord Charles Beresford, who lately spent
considerable time in careful inspection of
tho Suez Canal. His report says that in
time of war tho canal could easily be ren
dered useless, and goes so far .is to sup
plement this by saying that it will not
only be a useless, but a dangerous ele
ment, if counted upon as one of England's
Lord Charles shows that at ono point on
the canal when; tho banks are rocky a
small quantity of dynamite would blow a
mass of rock into the channel and make
it impassable. He points out that this
might be done at a critical moment, and
in such a way that British troop-ships
would iind themselves caught and una
ble to get out at either end. For this
reason J^ord Beresford holds that the
Cape route to India must be regarded as
the real line of communication in case of
Commotion at Trieste.
Tjrikste, Oct. :>.— A commotion oc
curred here to-day when it became
known an attempt had been made to
blow up the Episcopal Palace. Tho por
ter in tho Episcopal Palace found a largo
petard or bomb in one of the hallways.
Attached to the petard was a burning
fuse. The porter imtne [lately pulled tho
fuse from the petard and extinguished it.
The matter is being thoroughly investi
Kinc of Wurtemberg Dead.
Stuttgart, Oct. (3 —a. m. -The King of
Wurtemberg died at 7 o'clock this
Snow in Minnesota.
'St. Paui-, Oct. s.—Snow was reported
to-day at Park Rapids, iv tho northern
part of Uio SUte.